The Vagina Monologues Turns 20

February 12, 2018
Updated 6mo ago

It's been 20 years since the debut of the Vagina M onologues, a play the New York Times once called, '"probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." There are several events planned around the world to celebrate the anniversary, along with V-Day, the global activist movement it spawned. Tony-winning playwright Eve Ensler stops by to tell us all about them.

Over twenty years, V-Day activists have staged tens of thousands of benefit productions of the play in at least 48 different languages and 200 countries, raising funds for local groups including rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters. V-Day campaigns have raised over $100 million in funds for groups working to end violence.